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Albert Einstein

Manchester City fans turn to Einstein for consolation

Roberto Mancini

One would think a soccer stadium might be the last place to find devotees of Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity.

Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 5:09am

A collective approach to dealing with complexity

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them".

A big puzzle that has remained with the current unfolding crisis is why didn't the brightest minds see it coming? As Albert Einstein famously said: "The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."

27 Oct 2012 - 1:35am

Developers' sales talk cut down to size

Albert Einstein might have discovered the relativity of space, but it was Hong Kong developers who have made concrete the notion that the same space can have two - or more - sizes, depending on how you measure it.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Scientists side with Einstein on light speed

Foreign and domestic scientists on the mainland have joined the debate over the supposed detection of faster-than-light particles announced in Europe last week.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Exhibition within spaces such as the Mirror Hall (left) of more than 200 objects, videos and documents that serve as an introduction to the influential physicist's life and times. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$30. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Aug 31

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Proof that time travel is, as Einstein said, fiction

Physicists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have proved Albert Einstein's theory that nothing travels faster than light is correct - showing that time travel is only possible in science fiction.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Relativity theory lost on Confucius

Physics and philosophy are not unrelated fields and, in fact, can be complementary. Relativity, quantum theory, electromagnetism, waves and infinity are not the easiest of concepts for the uninitiated to grasp, which is where philosophical thinking can come in handy. It helps to understand the world better and to develop skills in argument and reasoning.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

As a science museum, they didn't see why we should talk about world history in an exhibition on Albert Einstein

A person familiar with the dispute, commenting on Shanghai's insistence on including a Confucius exhibition in a Swiss museum's visiting Einstein exhibition, which forced the Swiss to look elsewhere for a venue

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Swiss say no to adding Confucius to Einstein

The Shanghai authorities' insistence on merging an exhibition on Confucius with a Swiss exhibition on Albert Einstein has forced the organiser to look for another mainland venue.

'The Einstein exhibition will not go to Shanghai as planned,' a person close to the situation said.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Einstein's own

On May 7, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hosted a special event to celebrate Nobel physics laureate Albert Einstein. Events included fun fairs, public lectures and even an 'Eat like Einstein' dinner. Four Young Post junior reporters recount their experiences of some events.

Janet Choi Ho-ching

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Glowing tribute to a 'miracle year'

In 2005, the Historical Museum of Bern launched the Albert Einstein (1879-1955) exhibition to pay tribute to the scientist as the year marked the 100th anniversary of his 'miracle year' on scientific development. The exhibition in Berne attracted 350,000 visitors and has received wide international acclaim.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Exhibition portrays life of a genius

German-born Albert Einstein, known for his theory of relativity, was the 20th century's most notable and influential physicist. He turned the classical concept of physics upside down in his day and was considered a genius by many, although some of his contemporaries thought his ideas were iconoclastic and did not accept them.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Warning to children on Einstein exhibition

An exhibition on Albert Einstein that rankled mainland officials now comes with a warning in Hong Kong.

In Beijing, the China Science and Technology Museum requested just 10 days before it opened last May that all references to the first world war be removed.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of a genius as the Einstein show comes to town

Fans of Albert Einstein no longer need travel to his legendary museum in Switzerland to pay homage. For more than four months from today, some 200 of the genius' personal possessions and writings from the museum in Berne will be on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The making of a genius

Albert Einstein died 56 years ago today. The city will remember the great scientist with a series of events called 'Einstein in Hong Kong'.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am